Firearms


.36 Caliber Fluted Colt with Confederate Holster

This beautiful almost certainly CS carried firearm surfaced at the Tulsa PBS Antiques Roadsow.about 6 years ago.  Most Recently it came out of West Monroe, LA.  Beautiful early to mid-war production fluted Colt.  All serial numbers match with the exception of the wedge which was a common field replacement.  100% crisp with no repairs.  Classic high qulity leather CS design holster with no finial closure and small belt loop on the reverse.  Hold this one up to your ear and hear it whistle dixie.

Price $2,100


ID'd 1853 Dated U.S. Springfield .69 Caliber Musket

This beautiful musket is fresh out of the family here in Middle Tennessee and was carried by John Basler of the 3rd Michigan Cavalry, Company "H".  The musket was acquired from John Basler's Great-Great-Great Nephew.  John Bassler was born in Switzerland in 1833 and immigrated to the United States several years before the war taking up residence in Michigan.  He joined the 3rd Michigan Cavalry and they were mustered into service at Grand Rapids, Michigan on November 1, 1861 and mustered out on March 15, 1866.  Interestingly John Basler was the Regimental Blacksmith which probably explains why he carried this type of weapon while serving in the cavalry.  The 3rd Michigan Cavalry was involved in the Western Theatre and participated in battles at Corinth, New Madrid, Island #10, Holly Springs, Lumpkin's Mills, Iuka, and fought with General Grant during the Mississippi Campaign.  In the winter of 1863-64 they were camped in LaGrange, Tennessee.  They left in May of 1864 headed to Little Rock, Arkansas and assisted in driving Confederate General Shelby beyond the Arkansas River and then marched on to Alabama where they were involved in the siege of Mobile at the end of the war.  John Basler moved back to Michigan and passed away on May 20, 1907 in Sanilac, Michigan and is buried in the Sanilac Cemetery.

The firearm itself is a Springfield .69 caliber musket dated 1853. It has a chocolate brown attic like patina.  This musket has not been altered in any way and remains in its original condition.  It is new to the market having been in the family's hands until just days ago.

Price: $1,825


Model 1849 Colt Pocket Revolver

This is a .31 caliber Model 1849 Colt Pocket Revolver (4 inch).  It has a serial number of 186235 which is an 1861 production date.  The gun is in good condition with a nice even attic brown patina and all matching serial numbers including the wedge.  Faint cylinder stagecoach scene remaining.  The gun has normal wear with a good crisp action.

Price: $1,175  ON HOLD


Model 1816, Type III Springfield Conversion Musket

This Model 1816 conversion musket is a .69 caliber and both lockplate and barrel are dated 1837.  Originally a flintlock smoothbore musket, this rifle was most likely converted to percussion in the 1850's as were many of these rifles.  Marked "Spring/Field/1837" behind the hammer and an eagle with "U.S." under it in front of the hammer.  The top of the buttplate is also marked "U.S.".  Good non messed with conversion musket.

Price: $1,295


Providence Tool Co. .58 caliber Rifle Dated 1864

This rifle was a contract with the Providence Tool Co. and clearly marked "U.S./Providence Tool Co./Providence R.I."  The 1864 production date is printed behind the hammer.  The buttplate is also marked "U.S."  Two clear inspector cartouches are located on the flat of the stock opposite the lockplate. The weapon has not been altered in any way and is a beautiful example of a contract rifle.

Price: $1,650


 

Model 1819 Hall Rifle (1834) .52 Caliber

This is a Model 1819 Hall Rifle conversion dated 1834.  Designed for faster loading, the breech block flips up to allow for quick loading from the breech instead of having to put powder and ball down the length of the barrel.  This gun was originally a smoothbore flintolock and was converted to percussion with rifled barrel for use during the war.  This is the second production type and the breech is marked "J.H. Hall / H. Terry / US / 1834".  There is one small blemish on the stock where a little wood is missing but the patina shows it ws a period scuff.  This rifle is all original and has that untouched patina you like to see. 

Price: Sold


Model 1842 U.S. Springfield .69 Caliber Smoothbore Musket

This beauty is straight out of an estate in Rutherford County, Tennessee and most likely Confederate carried.  It is an 1842 model Springfield .69 caliber musket dated 1853. It has a chocolate brown attic kept patina.  This musket is right as rain and has not been altered in any way.  If you want a .69 caliber musket that was most likely Confederate carried and "saw the elephant" this is it!

Price: $1,650